So after a busy evening already photographing the Fox cubs, the Roe Deer that turned up at the Fox den decided to hang around for a wee while and I photographed it for a few minutes before it moved off. I decided to head up the hill towards the local footpath and then back home. When I got to the top of the hill I noticed a young Roe Buck as well as a Doe. The wind was in my favour and I was able to get incredibly close, which of course meant I managed to get some images.
I spent around 10 minutes getting closer and closer until the wind changed and the Doe got spooked, moments later the Buck moved off too.
So a really productive evening again, Ropley is really providing the goods right now.
Two sets of images for you this week. To start with the Barn Owl was out hunting again, over the water meadows at work. It is an amazing sight but slightly worrying seeing it out in the daylight again. On the Sunday I went round to see a friend and with the camera on standby I went to see whether I would have any luck photographing some Fox Cubs. Luckily for me one of the little devils was cooperative and rather inquisitive.
A lovely set of sightings for one weekend and I hope you like the photos ...
I have recently acquired a Bushnell Trophy camera trap and thought it would be great to set it up in the paddock. After a few nights of still shots I thought I would try some video and got some cracking results as you can see!
I believe the badger is one indivdiual from a family who regularly use our paddock in search of food. We often find holes and spraint left by these industrious animals.
This Red Fox seems to be suffering from mange but I know for a fact that another much healthier fox also uses the paddock and hopefully I will be able to put up some footage soon. With our chickens nearby I have to be careful not attract these opportunistic animals to the paddock too often.